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Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by oshozondii: 5:04pm On Nov 22
MINISTER of Labour and Employment and one of the founding members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in South East, Senator Chris Ngige, weekend, explained that some of the chieftains of the party in the zone did not attend the defection rally of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State because they were not invited.

Recall that many prominent members of the APC from South East were reportedly absent at the defection rally by Governor Umahi, who had last week dumped his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling APC.

The Ebonyi State Governor had served as the State Chairman of PDP for many years and later became Deputy Governor from 2007 to 2015 before emerging as the governor in 2015 and was also re-elected in 2019 on the same party platform.

He accused his former party of not being fair to South East by not zoning the 2023 presidential ticket to the zone which is believed to be the stronghold of PDP since 1998.

It was argued that out of the three geopolitical zones in the South, South West through former President Olusegun Obasanjo had occupied the highest political position of the land for eight years, the South-South through former President Goodluck Jonathan also was at the helm of affairs of the country for about six years, remaining only the South East.

Umahi said for equity, fairness and justice, the PDP should zone its presidential ticket for 2023 to South East even as it has been rumored that the APC was considering the zone for its presidential slot.

However, at the defection rally in Abakeliki, the Ebonyi state capital, most APC stalwarts from the zone were conspicuously absent thereby fueling the speculation that there is a crack within the party’s family in the zone.

Asked why South East APC leaders were absent at the rally, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige said, “We didn’t attend because we were not invited, the answer is simple and shot.”

Also asked whose responsibility it was to invite them, he said, “It is a party thing, either the governor who is coming into our party will invite us or the Caretaker Committee leadership will invite us, neither of them invited us.”

Reminded of the alleged crack in APC family in South East because of the insinuation that the Caretaker Committee plans to consider Umahi for the party’s presidential ticket, hence the absence of the leaders, Ngige denied of knowledge of any crack within the APC family in the zone.

He said, “Is there any crack in a family that somebody maybe is eating food and didn’t invite you to dinner, it is a rally, it has nothing to do with the welcome reception by the Caretaker.

“Maybe they felt most of us were busy. I am busy with ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) problem as you know and labour issues, maybe that was why they didn’t invite me. Even if they invited me, exigencies of duties wouldn’t have allowed me to go. So, there is no crack.”

Asked whether Governor Umahi did not meet with the party leaders in the zone before his defection, the Minister replied, “That is the question you should ask the governor not me.”

It was reported that neither the Senate Whip, Orji Uzor-Kalu, who is the highest APC political office holder from the zone, nor the former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who was a foundation member of the party, Senator Ngige and the Ministers from the zone attended the defection rally.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by NNEWIsuper: 5:04pm On Nov 22
Who cares.. Anambra people are not important in the scheme of things and that's why their worthless frog voice son Obi lost the election in 2019

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by NwaNimo1(m): 5:05pm On Nov 22
Who is Ngige?

irrelevant nobody....

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Yenefer(f): 5:08pm On Nov 22
Chris Ngige. the foot soldier of the south east. The North is happy with you. Carry On

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by HenryThegreat1(m): 5:09pm On Nov 22
NNEWIsuper:
Who cares.. Anambra people are not important in the scheme of things and that's why their worthless frog voice son Obi lost the election in 2019
But the question is will dave umahi do it alone?
Almost all the leaders in south east are against his defection.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by NNEWIsuper: 5:10pm On Nov 22
HenryThegreat1:

But the question is will dave umahi do it alone?
Almost all the leaders in south east are against his defection.
OUK isn't against him one bit.. Either he gets the ticket or OUK.. Simple.. Easterners don't even vote, so far the north accepts either of them, no one cares

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Abia1stS0N: 5:10pm On Nov 22
NNEWIsuperŕ:
Who cares.. Anambra people are not important in the scheme of things and that's why their worthless frog voice son Obi lost the election in 2019



Abia state is a cursed backward shithole and everyone from Abia state is cursed, so igbos cannot risk it. Candidates are coming from Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo and Enugu

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by festacman(m): 5:11pm On Nov 22
It looks obvious that Gov. Umahi will be to South East APC caucus what Peter Obi is to South East PDP caucus: an 'opportunistic immigrant' who thought his close relationship with the sitting president will give him advantage over the 'landlords'.

It contributed to Peter Obi's poor performance at Presidential polls and Umahi may suffer the same fate.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Abia1stS0N: 5:11pm On Nov 22
NNEWIsuper:

OUK isn't against him one bit.. Either he gets the ticket or OUK.. Simple.. Easterners don't even vote, so far the north accepts either of them, no one cares



KALU is an ex convict. Igbos and Nigerians can never support an ex convict. So go home and cry cheesy

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by ipobarethieves: 5:26pm On Nov 22
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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Ojiofor: 5:38pm On Nov 22
NNEWIsuper:
Who cares.. Anambra people are not important in the scheme of things and that's why their worthless frog voice son Obi lost the election in 2019

This is unfair and hate speech agaisnt the good people of Anambra state and Peter Obi.We don't need this.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Enudapan: 5:39pm On Nov 22
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

Umahi the main odogwu
Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by NoFucksToGive: 5:47pm On Nov 22
Yenefer:
Chris Ngige. the foot soldier of the south east. The North is happy with you. Carry On

You are a talkative

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by rawtouch: 9:02pm On Nov 22
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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by SilverNorGold(m): 9:02pm On Nov 22
kiss ... King David Umahi.. I will never forget how David was anointed to be accepted as President king of Nigeria Israel by the elders of Aso Rock Israel... 2 Samuel 5:3 .. Chris Ngige should relax.. David will invite him and others at the appropriate time cheesy..

God bless President Mohammadu Buhari.
God bless Professor Osinbajo.
God bless Governor Dave Umahi.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by lindareep(f): 9:03pm On Nov 22
Oh really, you're busy with ASUU problem for over 8 months now, someone is forming too serious here o!

“Maybe they felt most of us were busy. I am busy with ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) problem as you know and labour issues, maybe that was why they didn’t invite me. Even if they invited me, exigencies of duties wouldn’t have allowed me to go. So, there is no crack.”


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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Daniel058(m): 9:05pm On Nov 22
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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by i926: 9:07pm On Nov 22
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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Laboni: 9:07pm On Nov 22
He wasn’t the deputy governor from 2007-2015 rather, from 2011-2015., Vanguard newspaper get your news right. He was the PDP chairman from 2007 to 2011 when he became the deputy governor. Prof. C. Ogbu (Now the VC of Ebonyi State University, EBSU) was the deputy governor from 2007-2011.

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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by zeusdgrt(m): 9:07pm On Nov 22
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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by Horbar1: 9:08pm On Nov 22
Shameless governor. You will be disappointed at the end.


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Re: Ngige: Umahi Didn’t Invite Us To Defection Rally by flyingpig: 9:09pm On Nov 22
NNEWIsuper:

OUK isn't against him one bit.. Either he gets the ticket or OUK.. Simple.. Easterners don't even vote, so far the north accepts either of them, no one cares
that's just the truth. Once KKK states support either of them, they can easily smash 25% vote in the SE and be declared winner. 25% vote is not hard in SE, even APC claimed second position in Anambra governorship election ahead of PDP while APGA won.

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